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Regional Educational Television Network
Nov 15, 2012 RETN
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The last step a potter takes to complete a piece involves giving their work to the intense heat of a kiln firing. The potters kiln can be just a means of hardening clay into a permanent form, or be used as a primary means of creating the visual impact of a pots surface. This talk includes a history of kilns, evolution of fuels, kiln designs and construction methods. Robert has built dozens of kilns over the past 40 years, including kilns that are gas fired, wood fired or used for salt glazing,...
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Regional Educational Television Network
Oct 31, 2012 RETN
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This lecture provides insight into various forming and firing techniques used to make thrown, hand-built as well as casting forms and includes a discussion of the business methods needed to survive as a potter (small businessperson), who earns a living from production and sale of their work. Recorded on October 18, 2012, Frog Hollow Off-site Gallery
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Oct 31, 2012 RETN
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This lecture is an overview of the changes in Robert's work over 40 years. Robert discusses the influence of travel (visiting potters studios all around the world), study of European & Asian pottery design and the importance of understanding social trends and how they affect the demand for hand-made works in clay. He also explores the history of the Craft Movement in the second half of the 20th Century. Recorded on October 11, 2012, Frog Hollow Off-site Gallery
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